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kureopatora

kureopatora
Date Joined: December 29, 2012
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: August 28
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello!

I'm Cam, nearly thirty three years old, and I like to spend my spare time making things. I'm a bit of magpie and like to gather lots of visual stimuli for my creations.

I'm socially anxious/generally anxious so I can be a bit awkward. I'm growing to accept this part of myself through therapy. I share my life with my boyfriend and two dogs, Cassie and Lou.

I love dance - particularly bellydance which is a passion of mine - and visiting art galleries, exploring small towns and trying new places to eat. I'm currently trying out different types of beers whenever I can since craft breweries are everywhere now...

I have an interest in the darker side of human nature, the psychology of control - cults, dictatorships, etc. I would love to receive a postcard from someone in North Korea talking about their life but that's very unlikely. : /

On the flip side, I love the camp and ridiculous things in life! Drag queens, wrestling, Takarazuka theatre, films so bad they're fabulous...all great!

"Worry is a misuse of imagination" - words I try to keep in mind everyday.

Me and Swapbot

About my swaps: I tend to reuse packaging if possible, put a reflective value of the item on custom forms and always mark them as a gift. I've been lucky with the post so far but if something isn't with you in a couple of weeks, let me know.

About my hosting: I take hosting very seriously, regularly lurk the forums, read feedback on profiles and check dashboards, etc. I reserve the right to ban anyone from my swaps (I mean...it is my swap after all...) and I always angel.

Swap Wishlist (some of these I'll run as public swaps, some will have to be private because of the nature of the swap):

  • Blythe doll clothing: I have three Blythe dolls who I hope to sew for more this year so it would be wonderful to swap creations with other doll owners.

  • Stuffie/dolly holiday: myself and my swap partner each make a stuffed toy/cloth doll, send it to each other and then take the stuffie on a little holiday tour of our local area, taking pictures, etc. At the end the dolls go back to their original homes with mementos of their trip! I'd really like to do this one...

  • whimsy jar: any theme. These don't seem to run in Europe/local area swaps and aren't international for obvious reasons.

My Dogs

I'm lucky to share my life with two dogs, hopefully there'll be some swaps for them so I'll talk a little about them here:

Cassie is a sprollie (border collie/spaniel mix) though she definitely favours her spaniel side. She's definitely a papa's girl. I adore her, she's very gentle and loving.

Louis is our recent addition, he's a cocker spaniel and food obsessed. I would love any little bow ties to go on his collar as he's quite the dapper gentleman. Naturally, he's a mama's boy.

They both love treats, chewy things like bones/rawhide (not plastic chewy sticks) and soft squeaky toys - about the size of your fist and no bigger two fists. Bandanas are welcome for both of them.

Both our dogs are rescues and cost us nothing to adopt but have enriched our lives so much I can never fully repay them.

Louis Theroux made a documentary about street dogs of L.A. and ended it with this as he accompanied a dog that was being put to sleep:

"Dogs love us too much and know us too little."

Favorite Crafts

Sewing: I enjoy English paper piecing immensely and find it helps settle my mind, I also like making and embellishing Teesha Moore patches. I machine sew bags, simple clothing and lots of our household linen. I have three Blythe dolls and I'm starting to sew items for them too.

Knitting: I'm a shawl/ette junkie. And a sock yarn whore. And a yarn snob. I don't knit as often as I'd like but I do prefer to work with non-acrylic yarns.

Needlework: I love embroidery, needlepoint and x-stitch. I particularly love Japanese patterns for these and folk art style needlework.

Quilting/patchwork: I love scrappy blocks! I'm working on making 12.5" scrappy blocks, a 12.5" quilt as you go scrappy blocks with extra embellishments and I like modern quilt patterns.

Paper: I can do some very basic book-binding, keep a smash style journal and like to make collages. I like to carve stamps and use stamps in my crafts, especially unusual ones.

Paint: I've just started watercolour (though I need to make it higher priority in my life!) and am slowly assembling things to get started with painting in acrylics. I do some basic lino printing and want to explore gelli printing at some point.

Jewelry: I like making basic necklaces and bracelets, want to develop my skill set in this area some more!

Wishlist

  • fabric scraps (each side bigger than 1").
  • micron pens.
  • anything Lucky Neko.
  • bellydance items.
  • miniskeins of yarn.
  • sari ribbon.
  • milka/kinder chocolate.
  • cut out pictures of/postcards/ephemera: the moon, goddess imagery, things to do with my likes, bingo cards, Japanese things (particularly kimono!), bright patterns and textiles.
  • fortune cookie fortunes.
  • tapestry wool.
  • anything Tim Holtz!

Likes

A: Alexander Henry fabric, amigurumi, art galleries, Angela Carter, amulet bags

B: bracelets, bellydance, brooches, yummy bar soap, bingo stuff, unusual beads, Blythe dolls, baking, bullet journaling, body positivity, bottle green, Bust magazine

C: cookie cutters, circus/freakshow imagery, cute/kawaii monsters, anything cats!, chiptune music, Castle of Caligstro, Cloth Paper Scissors

D: drag queens, dala horses, Dia de los Muertos

E: essential oils

F: frogs, feminism, flower seeds,

G: green tea flavoured candy, Gudetama, gardening,

H: Hello Kitty, hygge, Halloween fabric,

I: interesting playing cards,

J:

K: kaiju, kimono, koi,

L: luchadors, linen fabric, Lotta Jansdotter, Lush, libraries,

M: magpies (my absolute favourite animal), moths and mothman, moomin, the moon, magical girl anime (not Pretty Cure though...), mermaids, mala beads, mori girl style, magical realism

N: narwhals, Neko Atsume,

O: Of Montreal,

P: pinback pins, illustration/art postcards, peppermint scent, podcasts, Pokémon, polka dots,

Q:

R: retro anime, retro advertisement imagery, ribbon, riot grrl

S: spaniel dogs, scarves (not knitted), long socks, squishy yarn, sashiko thread, shojo manga, sequins, smash book stuff, Star Trek: Next Generation, Star Wars, Shonen Knife, Studio Ghibli, self care, Steven Universe, saris

T: tabletop board games, interesting textiles, the tarot

U: UFO's, The Last Unicorn

V: vegetarianism

W: white chocolate, wrestling, witchy things, washi tape, wax tarts, wire wrapped pendants

X:

Y: yoga

Z: zines

Please Do Not Send...

I'm currently going through the Konmari process so please don't send me any extras unless it's from my wishlist.

No: colouring pages, reward stickers/childish stickers, anything dirty/stained/broken, anything with spiders, political or religious items, earrings, nail varnish or liquorice.

For the moment please do not send tea, I have so much!

Ratings

HannahsMommy07 rated for Fabric Scraps Swap #1 on Apr 23, 2018
5
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Comment: Beautiful!!!!
Mugsie rated for Mug Rug International on Mar 23, 2018
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Comment: Camille ~ I LOVE LOVE my mug rug! I love hearts so much! Love black and white! And love jean material too! Thank you so much for an awesome swap and for joining my swap! XO Kelly
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Comment: Thank you for the book! I haven't heard of it, so I'll enjoy reading it - always fun to see fanfic writers go pro!
Bexican137590 rated for Rubber Stamp Swap on Mar 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute stamp and extra stuff!
5
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Comment: I love the card and the quote. Just arrived at the right time thanks
Jaymmers rated for Quilters fat quarter swap on Feb 13, 2018
5
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Comment: I love them!! Thank you so very much for the extras. They are all very cute.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the block. I love how we are given an idea an everyone’s interpretation is so different. The extra fabric goodies will be put to good use. What are you making using your block? I’d love a photo I’d you get the chance please.
BennysMumma rated for Simple Profile Based Patch on Jan 4, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great Shamrock patch! And thank you for the extra patches and hedgie fabric, love it!
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Comment: I couldn't wait til Christmas. ..I opened it today! Thank you for all the goodies! I love the Spidey keyring, and the shower gel smells fantastic. The chocolate looks taste too, but I'll hold off with that one until after the holidays, if I can ... Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
emmajane rated for Send a Vegan Treat on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: I loved the treats! I loved the wrapping you chose as well! Thank you! :)
Churchmouse70 rated for Weekend Postcard Project on Nov 6, 2017
5
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Comment: Oh my goodness!! You are so sweet!! I can't believe you sent my babies some doggie treats!! And all the way across the ocean!! Thank you so much!! You put such a big smile on my face!! The postcards and the stamp are wonderful!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: What can I say? I can’t deny dogs anything - clearly puppy dog eyes work across oceans. :D I hope they enjoy their treats! Thank you!
samjowers rated for Teesha Christmas Patch Ornament on Aug 24, 2016
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Comment: What a wonderful snowman Globe patch. I love it so much! it's going to look great on my tree skirt. thank you for not putting the hanger on it
MariaW rated for I love my pet! on Jul 26, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the great cat items. I can tell you put a lot of thought into it and the cat tissue paper was awesome. Amelia started playing with the mouse immediately. Great package!
ladyjbug rated for Cute Washi Swaps (Whole Roll) on Jul 17, 2016
5
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Comment: You picked such adorable washi tapes for me. I love them. :) Thank you!
craftwiz rated for Unusual Holidays Patch ~ July on Jul 15, 2016
5
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Comment: What a super cut Alien patch!! I almost picked the same theme! Love it!
Pei04 rated for Profile based swap on Jul 7, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the package I got from you! I love all the items, and I'm pretty sure my "kids" will love the treats too :) The bag is awesome! Good job! :) Thanks once again for a great package! By the way, I love the candy ;)
karry rated for QUICK craft paper swap #82 on Jun 14, 2016
5
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful, and beautifully wrapped, papers, and for the amazing washing tape! What a wonderful surprise in my mailbox!
coleenfranks rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #159 on Jun 11, 2016
5
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Comment: Camille, thanks for the lovely stamps and the extras. Sure appreciate those pretties.
kacka rated for spread some tea love #2 on Jun 5, 2016
5
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Comment: hank you for nice selection:)
developpeople rated for QC 16 patch block on Jun 4, 2016
5
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Comment: Camille, thanks for the beautiful blocks, I loved the color choices. The hexie so we're so cute. I love receiving international mail, because it's like I've traveled there to collect the treasures.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 33 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
33 37 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 6 27 0
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Comments

Bexican137590 on Mar 23, 2018:

Hi,

I messaged you about a rating for the rubber stamp swap we did - that you picked up from the post office on the 13th but you've not been on since to read it. Hopefully all is okay but I really would appreciate that rating.

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

ChrisAnne on Jan 3, 2018:

Thank you o much for the great fabric from your destash RAK. The french fry fabric is just too cute!

sherba31 on Nov 27, 2017:

Thanks so much for the lovely mix of fabric from your RAK of fabric scrap destash. Lots of fun prints that I definitely don't have. I appreciate your kindness and wish you well.

pianoheart on Nov 22, 2017:

Cam, Mahalo for the nice fabric from your forum RAK.. I love the purple koi and I am adding it to my current quilting project. Aloha, Malia

judgedbyabookscover on Nov 18, 2017:

LOVE the fabric scrap RAK that you sent me!! Thanks so much. I am adding pieces to some handmade gifts for a couple kids in need. They will be so grateful.

mgallardo68 on Nov 17, 2017:

I love, love, love the scraps I received from you!! Thank you so much for this fantastic RAK!!!!

wolviechick121 on Jun 25, 2016:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lovers Unite swap group! Please feel free to join any current swaps. If you see a swap you would like to see hosted again or would like to host any nautical/mermaid-themed swaps in the group, please feel free to reach out to any of the founders of the group! Jump on in to the group forum, too! There are a few giveaways going on as well as birthday topics for each month and some great discussion topics! Enjoy the group, and happy swapping!!!

kiddomerriweather on May 18, 2016:

Thank you for the awesomely cute mercat Teesha Moore inspired patch from the tag game in the Crazy About Teesha group. I love it!

chaari on May 2, 2016:

Welcome to the Electronic swaps Group! I hope you'll have fun joining the swaps and visiting the forum ^^

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